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OxFutures grant recipient, Magdalen Road Studios, begins work

Work has begun on the OxFutures grant funded project at the artists studios in East Oxford.

Magdalen Road Studios is a registered charity that provides artists’ studios, exhibition space and public engagement with contemporary art in the heart of East Oxford.

They have been awarded grant funding to install radiant heaters with occupy sensors, LEDs with motion sensors, wall insulation and a new wall as well as a doubled-glazed window to replace some roller shutter doors. Work has begun on this project and the plan is to have it completed by the new year.

Magdalen Road Artist Studios in Oxford was set up in August 1999 by Diana Bell & Kevin Slingsby, with the aim of providing affordable studio space to local artists.

In May 2011, Magdalen Road Studios was registered as a charity, the objectives of which are to promote the visual arts to the general public through direct engagement with artists in a studio setting.  To achieve these objectives, the charity provides and manages affordable studios and exhibition space and creates opportunities for the public to participate in the visual arts within this setting.

Magdalen Road Studios offers a programme of arts education for all ages and regularly welcomes the public in to interact with artists and art work or visit during ‘open studio’ days.

There are currently 17 artists working within the studios, with varying practices: ceramicists, photographers, installation artists, illustrators and painters.

The studios bring together artists from different cultural backgrounds to work and exchange ideas. The studios have been involved in projects in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Romania and Hungary.

We are excited to see the work beginning and look forward to updating you on the progress at Magdalen Road!

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